Exos Bravo Tactical Military Assault Backpack

Exos Bravo Tactical Military Assault Backpack

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Bravo Tactical Military Assault Backpack for free from Exos, in consideration for a gear review. The Exos Bravo Tactical Military Assault Backpack About 6 months ago I got my hands on a new little assault pack that...
SunJack 14W + 8000mAh Battery Review

SunJack 14W + 8000mAh Battery Review

SunJack 14W + 8000mAh Battery Review Since I first became interested in self sufficiency and emergency preparedness, I’ve known that energy sources are important (both small and large). I’ve looked at thermoelectric stoves, salt-powered batteries, generators, and a...
Fenix PD35 Tactical Edition Review

Fenix PD35 Tactical Edition Review

Fenix PD35 Review Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the PD35 for free from Fenix, in consideration for a gear review I will admit right now, that I am not a flashlight snob. I don’t have a profile on Candlepower forums. So perhaps that makes my palette a...
Free or American?

Free or American?

Happy Independence Day and Long Weekend! (for the Americans in the house anyway) One year ago, I was visiting my parents down in the red rock country of southern Utah. We were getting ready to go to their small town parade, and then a BBQ at the firehouse. Pretty...
How To Grow Paw Paw Trees In The West [New Video]

How To Grow Paw Paw Trees In The West [New Video]

What the heck is a Paw Paw? While some of you may be familiar, there are likely many of you that have never heard of one before. Well…. I’ve never actually eaten one myself, but from everything I’ve read and heard, they taste like a cross between and...
Big Berkey Fluoride Filter

Big Berkey Fluoride Filter

While I was at the “PrepperCon” last month, one of the things that I did was purchase a Berkey fluoride filter for my Big Berkey. They actually come in a set of 2 filters, that screw easily to the bottom of your existing black filters. I was able to score...
Best of PrepperCon 2016

Best of PrepperCon 2016

Last week I went to PrepperCon here in Utah. Even before I pulled into the parking lot, I knew exactly what it was going to be like–tactical tough guys, multi-level marketing essential oils salesmen, fear-mongering, apocalypse talk, and over-confident but...
Rainwater Harvesting Made Simple

Rainwater Harvesting Made Simple

Last week I had the first taste of success from my foray into rainwater harvesting. Over the course of an hour or so, we received enough rain to fill about 2/3 of one of my barrels, and maybe 1/3 of the other one. Pretty cool! In total, about 50 gallons of water, so...
How To Raise Chickens (Joel Salatin Style)

How To Raise Chickens (Joel Salatin Style)

I’m like many of you. For several years, I’ve wanted to learn how to raise chickens, so that I can be more self-sufficient. Why? Because raising backyard chickens provides you with sustainable eggs and meat. Eggs and meat are protein-rich calorie sources...
Agriscaping -Your Beautifully Edible Landscaping

Agriscaping -Your Beautifully Edible Landscaping

The Cinderella of backyard gardens just went to the ball. That’s right, the latest iteration of urban food production is upon us, and this time, it’s downright sexy. Known as “Agriscaping”, this elegant, edible landscaping combines the best of...
Sovereign Man Blacksmith Camp in Lithuania

Sovereign Man Blacksmith Camp in Lithuania

My quest for “real education” has taken me to some interesting places in 2015. Mexico. Kansas City. Vermont. And yes…. even Lithuania. That’s right, this last August, I was one of 60 young entrepreneurs from around the globe invited to attend...

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